It's getting to the point of the season when dropback kelts are vastly outnumbering new arrivals- a sure sign of nature's progression. There are very good numbers of fish in all the tributaries, but with each passing day that number will drop. As I see it and looking at the weather forecasts, we probably have another three weeks left of the season. The forecast doesn't have any spikes in temperature that would send steelhead scattering. Lake run smallies are also starting to make an appearance. Those guys will continue building through May, so we do have good fishing ahead of us.
There's still a little bit of steelhead season left for anglers. But we're starting to look ahead. Trophy wild brown trout have been on my mind for the past few weeks, and I will take the first trip to the cabin soon to open it up and scout around, perhaps find a fish or two. Here's hoping that we can do some trips later this spring. Stay safe out there.